The Greetery

The Greetery: The Man Made Collection

Father’s Day is just around the corner and this month The Greetery is coming out with the Man Made Collection featuring products to help you create the perfect masculine card for dad! Like many of you, I struggle very much with creating masculine cards, but these products sure make it a lot easier. Let me show you some of this release’s inspiration!

The hammer and screwdriver is probably the only tools I ever really used out of the toolbox. I’ve always been scared of using any of the machinery for fear of cutting off my hand, but my dad and husband are both handy and dabble in woodwork. My first card here features Dad Jokes Nailed It stamp set and dies and the Big Plans background stamp.

I used the Big Plans rubber cling stamp twice, once stamped with Broken China distress oxide ink and once heat embossed in white. The background was also ink blended with Broken China, Salvaged Patina and Tumbled Glass distress oxde inks. The image and sentiments are all from the Dad Jokes Nailed It stamp set. The only thing I used outside of the set is the Pretext Banner dies to die cut out the second sentiment.

This next card the Reflections stamp set and dies as well as the Dad Squared stamp set and dies. I never quite had those family camping trips going up but I know many friends that do. But one of those things that I think about when I do visit national parks is buying souvenirs and taking home things like post cards, magnets, or mugs. So that is where the scenic stamp took me. I started by just following the layers to stamp this image and die cut out the ‘DAD’ right out of it to inlay back in with dimension.

I used the Post Frames die to die cut this postage like frame, masked off the edges, and ink blended a sky with Chipped Sapphire and Salvaged Patina distress oxide inks. In the corner I also used the Pretty Postmarks stamp set to heat emboss the postmark in the top right corner and added some stamped squigglies in white pigment ink. I layered my stamped scene and sentiment into the frame and backed it all against a light kraft card stock.

My last card is rather clean and simple and showcases the Tartan Builder Diagonal stencil. This is a 5 layer stencil set that creates this beautiful plaid! Keep in my that the thin lines will need a blending brush if you don’t own one yet to help get into the details of the stencil. This plaid stencil is hands down my favorite that I’ve used! Here I created my tartan design with Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Salvaged Patina and Speckled Egg distress oxide inks.

For the sentiment, I used the Sentiments Squared stamp set, the Sentiments Squared die to die cut out the large ‘happy’ and the Text Box Die for the frame. The frame was die cut four times and stacked together and the ‘happy’ was added with foam tape for a little extra dimension. I trimmed the bottom of my background with the Post Frames die for a little detailing and bringing the focal point down.

Thanks for joining me today! Be sure to check out all the other great projects from all the designers linked below!

The Greetery – Angelica – Norine – Wanda – Laurie – Dawn – Kelly – Keeway – Heather


  1. Great use of these products! I’m inspired by the wonderful new stamps & stencils, really liking the Big Plans Bkgrd. And everything else. Love it!

  2. I love the shades of blue on your masculine cards and the postmark on the Reflections is a wonderful addition!

  3. These are awesome! I love your plaid card!

  4. These are very beautiful card! I love that tree reflection very much – and I also like all of the colors you have selected for your art work! TFS have a happy day!

  5. Loving this new collection… big plans background and reflections are definitely on my list. Nicely done and TFS

  6. Beautiful cards. I love how you combined the postmark with the scenic stamp.

  7. Great ideas!

  8. I’m loving this release, all the puns, and the tartan stencil!!

  9. Beautiful, Keeway! Great choice of brighter colors!

  10. I loved your idea of the “postcard” tree card. The colors are so pretty, too!

  11. Loving this release and all the inspiration!

  12. Awesome cards! So nice to see some wonderful masculine products. You nailed them! 😉

  13. Great cards and fun layering ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Love your cards and color choices! The added postmarks stamp is a fun detail!

  15. Beautiful cards!

  16. Great cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing!

  17. You nailed it today!!!

  18. Great cards today Keeway.

  19. I love the shades of blues and the pretty postmark on your Reflections card. (Sorry if this is a duplicate comment, I can’t ever tell.)

  20. I love the colour combinations you are using. And my wishlist is getting longer seeing your great cards.

  21. Love your cards today! Especially the Tartan background! Gorgeous!

  22. Fantastic cards–I love the vibrant colors !

  23. Such inspiring cards, love the colors!

  24. Keeway, These are Perfect. Love the colors and great Reflections card.

  25. I like all your cards, but the Reflections set is my favorite in your line up. Great green and blue colors used together for such a realistic effect. My stamping stash is weak when it comes to more masculine stamps and dies, so this is a great release for me.

  26. Love all 3 of your cards! Perfect masculine cards!

  27. Fabulous display of masculine cards, Keeway. I really love the Reflections set and you card is very inspiring. 🙂

  28. Love the scenic stamp you created, perfect for a guy!

  29. Great project shares. I like the backgrounds and the postage look for the reflection trees.

  30. Wow, I love them all but especially the pine and water card! Loved that you used the postage set with it💕

  31. Lovely projects, Keeway! Your blues+kraft colour combos are great for masculine cards.

  32. That Tartan Builder stencil set seems so versatile – love how you used it.

  33. Wonderful cards. I’m loving the Tartan Builder Diagonal stencil set — definitely one of my favorites from this is a fantastic release

  34. All of your cards are beautiful. I really like that blueprint background stamp. I like that you used a bright blue instead of a dark blue. Well done!

  35. Wonderful cards, Keeway! I just love the way you used the Big Plans background stamp today.💗

  36. Love your collection of cards! The favorite for me is Reflections and your use of the Dad stamp/die with it!

  37. Everything is just so awesome! Love the masculine sets!

  38. The Greetery has such wonderful products, and you’ve shown them off SO beautifully. LOVE your inspiration.

  39. I love how you made the one with trees look like a postcard!

  40. I love how you made the one with trees look like a postcard! Bravo!

  41. Love all your cards but the one I like the most is the last one. Love the colors of the Taran stencil.

  42. Such awesome cards! Love the stencil set and the beautiful Reflections designs!

  43. Awesome cards! The one using the Reflections set is my favorite.

  44. This is such a fabulous release! Great projects!

  45. These cards are very professional. Thanks for giving me lots of ideas and inspiration!

  46. Love the effect of the stamping and then embossing in white on your first background, great punny card. Fab stamped scene with the Reflections set and the tartan builder is just so cool! Thank you for sharing these cards.

  47. What lovely cards for Dad’s day. Such great inspiration

  48. I like your choice of colors on these masculine cards.

  49. Love the vibrant colors on the nailed it card.

  50. Each of these is amazing.

  51. Thank you for your inspirational cards highlighting this well thought out manly release! My thought is ‘I want it all’ Well done!

  52. Love that blue background! All your looks are great!

  53. I love your clean and simple card with the tartan stencil. They’re all beautiful cards.!!!

  54. I love the bright blues…that blueprint card is so cool!

  55. Enjoyed seeing your cards! Love how you incorporated the postal die and stamp on your reflections card!

  56. Love the use of the post frame for that second card!

  57. I love your beautiful cards.

  58. This release is wonderfully unique…love your cards…I’m in trouble.

  59. Beautiful cards – love the blues. Thank you!

  60. Loving all these cards and how bright the colors are! Thank you for sharing.

  61. Beautiful. I can’t pick a favorite.

  62. Love your cards, Keeway! Great colors.

  63. Beautiful designs! This is a wonderful release.

  64. Great cards, loved to color combo with the Reflections stamp set.

  65. Wonderful inspiration today. Love the added postmark on the reflective stamped card. The new background stamp will be a wonderful addition for many cards.

  66. Such beautiful design and color choices!

  67. All three are fabulous! I LOVE the nailed one!

  68. Beautiful cards! I especially love your scenic card!

  69. Such beautiful creations!

  70. You make me want it all!

  71. Another fantastic release! I am in love with the Reflections set, love your card, and I really love the soft inking on the Big Plans background on your first card too.

  72. I love your cards. The colors are so vibrant and fun.

  73. Such cool cards! Love the color combos you chose for the guys. Thanks for the inspiration.

  74. Great ideas for guy cards! Think the Reflections set is in my future!

  75. Lovely cards; thanks for sharing

  76. Terrific Fathers’s Day card creations! My favorite is how you incorporated the sentiments on the landscape card. My dad would love receiving that card!

  77. Great cards made from fabulous products. I really like the diagonal stencil. Diagonal plaids are my favorite. And the tree lake stamp set is beautiful. And the plans background is also wonderful. My husband draws designs for his work and this would be great for himself and buddies. This is one of my favorite releases as it is so applicable to the cards I want to make!

  78. Great cards! I love the new tartan stencils, and the text block die–they really work well together!

  79. Your cards are so pretty with this great new release!

  80. Keeway with this release making masculine cards has never looked so fabulous!

  81. Love your cards! The Reflections set and the Tartan stencils are must-haves!

  82. These are such fun cards! I love the bright colors you chose! This release is awesome!

  83. More clever designs and fun color combos! Your Reflection postcard concept is fabulous, Keeway. Great masculine cards!

  84. I’ll follow your lead by breaking out the Salvaged Patina ink and the Reflections stamp. Yes, the plaid stencil IS the best I’ve ever seen!

  85. Such beautiful projects. Love the tartan plaid. Love the pairing of the postmark on the Reflections card too!

  86. Love your bright, cheery colors. I am really looking forward to ordering.

  87. Your cards are awesome and love the colors you used on all of them! What a great release!

  88. Your cards are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  89. Lovely cards, Keeway! I especially LOVE your hammer card with the amazing Big Plans background – great inspiration!

  90. Wonderful cards!

  91. Amazing work on
    your cards and love
    the new goodies!
    Carla from Arizona

  92. Your cards are very nice. Thank you for sharing.

  93. Tim’s ink and Betsy tartan- a great match made by you . Thanks for the inspiration

  94. Awesome masculine cards! Love the colors and stamps! So inspirational.

  95. Your Reflections card is amazing!

  96. Absolutely Fantastic Release!! I LOVE the Dad Jokes set & Reflections set! Great job on your BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!!

  97. BEautiful cards! A wonderful release!

  98. Great cards! Great ideas!!

  99. Great cards❤️😁